2 Best Performing Arts Venues in Baden-Baden, The Black Forest


Fodor's choice

The entryway to Europe's second-largest performing arts center is the renovated former train station, whose grand foyer down to the ticketing window was retained. A modern, state-of-the-art theater with 2,500 seats and a 900-square-meter stage was attached where the former train tracks had once lain. More than 120 events annually draw culture lovers and performers from the world over, including the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and John Neumeier's Hamburg Ballet.

Theater Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden has one of Germany's most beautiful performance halls in the Theater Baden-Baden, a late-baroque jewel built in 1860–62 in the style of the Paris Opéra. It opened with the world premiere of Berlioz's opera Beatrice et Benedict. Today the theater presents a regular series of dramas.